Chelsea are set to confirm the permanent appointment of Roberto Di Matteo as manager this week, according to BBC Sport.
The Italian’s representatives spent the weekend in talks with Chelsea officials and the 41-year-old has been assured he is the man Roman Abramovich wants.
And former Blues midfielder Di Matteo has agreed to accept the job with contractual issues expected to be finalised this week.
The former West Brom manager returns from a family holiday on Wednesday.
Last eight Chelsea Managers…
- March 2012 – present: Roberto Di Matteo
- June 2011 – March 2012: Andre Villas-Boas
- June 2009 – May 2011: Carlo Ancelotti
- Feb 2009 – May 2009: Guus Hiddink
- July 2008 – Feb 2009: Luiz Felipe Scolari
- Sep 2007 – May 2008: Avram Grant
- June 2004 – Sep 2007: Jose Mourinho
- Sep 2000 – May 2004: Claudio Ranieri